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The Chineke! Foundation would like to extend its congratulations to cellist Abel Selaocoe, winner of one of the Royal Northern College of Music's 2016 Gold Medals, the highest accolade a student can receive while studying at the conservatoire.
Professor Merrick of the RNCM said of this year’s event: ‘The RNCM’s much-coveted Gold Medal celebrates exceptional performance and composition by students at the College. Each year the competition between students is extremely high and 2016 was no exception. The overall standard was absolutely exceptional and everyone who competed, especially the five winners, should be extremely proud of their achievement.’
Abel's winning recital included Claude Debussy's Cello Sonata in D minor, excerpts from Benjamin Britten's Cello Sonata in C Major, and Georg Breinschmid's Skubek’s Delight.